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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
Location of artist Ben Eine's alphabet graffiti street
Location: Middlesex Street, Aldgate
Description: This is where uber-cool graffiti artist 'Ben Eine's' latest installation is - he's coerced the whole street into having their grim metal shutters to be part of his street alphabet.
Real name Ben Flynn, he was born on 23 August 1970 and has become a prolific street artist based in London.
He has also taken his lettering to the streets of Paris, Stockholm, Hastings and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Prior to becoming involved in commercial graffiti, Eine was a very famous and highly credible writer in the underground London graffiti scene.
Tagged in this Tour: Weird photo ops